January 13, 2016

VOLUNTEER

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OFFICE / COURTHOUSE OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Passionate about human rights? Ready to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people? Want to learn about law? EDN needs outreach volunteers to be part of our community development program: uniting communities against gentrification, bringing to light unfair evictions, preventing homelessness, and much more.

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LAW STUDENT PROGRAM

Background information about the volunteer program: Our main goal is to provide access to justice for low-income individuals undergoing eviction proceedings. We represent clients around the Los Angeles area, including …

Responsibilities: We are seeking for motivated law students/paralegals to work at our office and provide them opportunities to utilize the skills they have developed throughout their education and training. As a volunteer/intern/extern, you will be interacting with our clients. Depending on how much you want to learn, we will provide you an opportunity to draft complaints, oppositions to motions, propounding discovery, responding to discovery, writing meet and confer letters, as well as interviewing and preparing witness declarations. You will also have an opportunity to attend court hearings with our staff attorneys.

Our responsibilities:  We will make sure to provide you the training that you need. Our goal is to prepare you to become an excellent litigant by the time you finish your term with us. The knowledge that you will gain from our office is definitely valuable in that it will be transferable to any area of law that you will elect to practice later on.

What will you be receiving training on?

Motion writing, propounding discovery, preparation of the case, doing intake with clients, court process, litigation.

How will this benefit your career?

You will learn the intricacies of a legal process that not many people are specialized in: eviction proceedings. Not only will this give you an edge in a County composed mostly of renters, but it will give you extensive experience in how to build a case.

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